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The showman, the spectacle and the two-minute silence

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This book is the second in the annual series of publications arising from the British Silent Cinema Weekend, and presents new scholarship and insights to issues of 'performance' in British film before 1930. Here a broader approach to performance is adopted than with traditional studies of the relations between theatrical modes and the emergence of cinematic forms. Also of importance to an adequate consideration of 'performance' in silent cinema are matters of new technology, exhibition, national identity and film genres, as well as the transference of acting codes between theatrical and cinematic presentations.

This new study presents a preliminary overview of new sound technologies, fairground exhibition, the emergence of new genres, and articulations of nationality through cinematic and acting codes:

Presenting and performing early British films
The British heritage film in the 1910s
Cecil Hepworth and the performance of Englishness
The rediscovery of William Haggar's 'The sheep stealer'
British synchronised sound films before the First World War
The Cinematograph at Nottinhams's Goose Fair
Performers in newsreels and cinemagazines
Oral accounts from the pioneer filmakers
The influence of dramatic sketch

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Paperback
ISBN-10:
1862360235
ISBN-13:
9781862360235
Publisher:
Flicks

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This book is the second in the annual series of publications arising from the British Silent Cinema Weekend, and presents new scholarship and insights to issues of 'performance' in British film before 1930. Here a broader approach to performance is adopted than with traditional studies of the relations between theatrical modes and the emergence of cinematic forms. Also of importance to an adequate consideration of 'performance' in silent cinema are matters of new technology, exhibition, national identity and film genres, as well as the transference of acting codes between theatrical and cinematic presentations.

This new study presents a preliminary overview of new sound technologies, fairground exhibition, the emergence of new genres, and articulations of nationality through cinematic and acting codes:

Presenting and performing early British films
The British heritage film in the 1910s
Cecil Hepworth and the performance of Englishness
The rediscovery of William Haggar's 'The sheep stealer'
British synchronised sound films before the First World War
The Cinematograph at Nottinhams's Goose Fair
Performers in newsreels and cinemagazines
Oral accounts from the pioneer filmakers
The influence of dramatic sketch

Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1862360235
ISBN-13:
9781862360235
Publisher:
Flicks

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